WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Famed Palm Beach artist Sandra Thompson has received a finalist award from the Indie Book Awards in the category of Best Overall Design, for her latest book, PALM BEACH: A Retrospective...The Art of Sandra Thompson.
Now in its fifth year, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest not-for-profit book awards program honoring the top independently published books of the year. Referred to in the media as the "Sundance" of the publishing world, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards are judged by leaders in both the traditional and independent publishing industries to help identify the work of independent publishers. The award-winning book was published by StarGroup International of West Palm Beach.
Sandra Gieichmann Thompson began her art career at Cooper Union in Manhattan. She later became Art Buyer for REDBOOK MAGAZINE, and Editorial Artist for Florida-based Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel.
PALM BEACH: A Retrospective...The Art of Sandra Thompson appeals to a worldwide audience, as does her art, a unique body of work depicting the fabled island of Palm Beach. Ms. Thompson responded to the news of the award by saying, "I am profoundly gratified not only by having my work in many private collections, but by the continuing appreciation from people who come into the gallery. And now, to have an award-winning book to share with a larger audience ... is beyond anything that I envisioned as a student at Cooper Union so many years ago."
Her art has adorned the covers of Palm Beach Real Estate Magazine for the past 12 years. Her gallery is located on Worth Avenue at 90 Via Mizner in Palm Beach.
PALM BEACH: A Retrospective... The Art of Sandra Thompson is available in Palm Beach book stores, at http://www.sthompsonpalmbeachart.com, or by calling the S. Thompson Gallery at 561-832-1717.
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